Question from the Internet:
“Do you think the world would unite if robots begin to target humanity?”
We do not need robots attacking us for unity. We are like any other animal, when we are facing immense, unprecedented danger, we pull together, suspending rivalries, mutual distrust, and hate just to survive another day.
At any moment a new plague or a much more lethal variant of Covid can break out, climate change will make large areas — especially coastal areas where many of our metropolises are — uninhabitable, natural catastrophes can strike anywhere on the planet, our present socioeconomic system will inevitably collapse — all because the way we live is unnatural, we are totally incompatible with the strict, unforgiving Natural laws that sustain the balance and homeostasis life depends on.
For the same reason, we can’t even understand the global problems threatening us, let alone know how to solve them, since we look at everything with our inherently egocentric, subjective, exploitative viewpoints.
So the increasingly intolerable suffering — which will affect the elite and masses alike — will inevitably force us together when the ground is literally burning under our feet and we can’t breathe or find water and the population is decimated by different, various causes even without wars.
Of course, if we are wise — which I am not sure about looking at how we “fare” with the present pandemic — we could prevent such scenarios, and start uniting, creating positive, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing cooperation without waiting for the intolerable suffering, without waiting for the dystopia that surpasses anything Hollywood can imagine.
We could learn how to change ourselves — instead of changing, correcting others — consciously, purposefully, so we could make humanity compatible with Nature.